A New Climate Plan for Maine

Solar panels on the roof of a barn in Falmouth, Maine.

December 1, 2020 (PORTLAND, ME) – The Maine Climate Council released its plan to tackle the climate crisis today, with a focus on reducing emissions, developing renewable energy, protecting critical resources, and assisting communities disproportionately affected by climate impacts. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.

“This far-reaching plan to confront the climate crisis sets Maine apart as a national leader,” said Emily Green, Senior Attorney at CLF. “It puts us on track to meet our climate goals and grow our economy while making Maine’s communities more resilient to climate impacts. Now comes the hard part: implementing the plan, and we look forward to working with people across Maine to get it done.”

CLF advocates participated in several of the working groups that led to the formation of the Climate Action Plan.

CLF experts are available for further comment.